Luna once belonged to “breeding stock” owned by a woman who sold wolfdog pups out of her back yard. When she was arrested and sentenced to jail in early 2012 for drug related charges, she had signed them over to her son, who stopped caring for them. Several were shot by neighbors who feared loose “wolves.” Eventually, the animals were surrendered to the local shelter. A Shy Wolf Sanctuary volunteer made the several-hour drive to inspect the animals. Most of them were mixed Northern breed dogs, the kind often used to achieve a wolf-like look. In the last cage was Luna. Emaciated and despondent, her unfortunate circumstances still couldn’t camouflage her elegant wolf features. She was, indeed, a wolfdog.
A kind kennel owner offered to shelter her; however, within two days Luna had already destroyed two kennel runs and needed to be relocated. So Luna was picked up and transported to Newberry for a vet examination. Despite being transported using two leashes & collars, she escaped just before entering the veterinarian’s office. In a split second she was just a white flash into deep green woods.